Synopses & Reviews
The Nazis may have taken their home, but the family still has a guardian angel
In this emotionally rich story, a little girl and her family live happily in Paris until Nazi soldiers arrive druing World War II. She and her family must flee or risk being sent to a concentration camp, so they run into the woods, where they meet resistance fighters. But they're still not safe. They must cross tall mountains and sail in a rickety boat to England. Yet the whole time they're struggling to survive, the little girl thinks of the stone angel near their apartment in Paris and imagines it watching over her family.
Offering a never-before-told story of the Holocaust, Jane Yolen returns to the material she mined in the award-winning THE DEVIL'S ARITHMETIC. Filled with sorrow, hope, comfort, and triumph, this gorgeously illustrated book is sure to become a modern classicoffering adults a perfect vehicle with which to share a difficult subject.
"A perfect blend of art and story." - School Library Journal
Since the tall boots, the Nazi's, have invaded Monique's small French village, nothing surprises her. Until she meets the ghost in the attic -- who happens to be, not a ghost at all, but a young Jewish girl named Sevrine who has been hiding from the Nazi's in her very own home. Thus unfolds the story of these two girls -- their growing friendship, and the heartwrenching moment when they are forced into a nighttime flight from the country that could cost young Sevrine, and her family, their lives.
During the Nazi occupation of France, Monique's mother hides a Jewish family in her basement and tries to help them escape to freedom. In the tradition of "Pink and Say, " Polacco once again dips into her own family's history to reveal her Aunt Monique's true story of friendship from the French Resistance. Full color.
Ever since the Nazis marched into Monique?s small French village, terrorizing it, nothing surprises her, until the night Monique encounters ?the little ghost? sitting at the end of her bed. She turns out to be a girl named Sevrine, who has been hiding from the Nazis in Monique?s basement. Playing after dark, the two become friends, until, in a terrifying moment, they are discovered, sending both of their families into a nighttime flight.
About the Author
(www.janeyolen.com) has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She has written over 300 books including Owl Moon
and The Devil's Arithmetic.
She splits her time between Massachusetts and Scotland. You can follow her on Twitter @janeyolen.
Katie May Green (www.katiemaygreen.co.uk) is the author and illustrator of Seen and Not Heard (October 2014). Originally from Shropshire, she now lives in Somerset, England. You can find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KatieMayGreen or on Twitter at @KatieMayGreen.